University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PHIL 2050 - Philosophy of Science

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: PHIL 2013 or PHIL 3013
Assessment: 2 x 2500 word essays, each worth 50% of total mark
Syllabus:

Science has a significant impact on our lives. Some have criticized it for being "reductionist" and part of a general dehumanization of society. Others argue that the sciences are our only means of avoiding the many dangers we currently face. Philosophy of Science will examine these and other central issues in the contemporary philosophy of science, including: the objectivity of science, the nature of scientific method, the status of scientific knowledge, and the character of scientific explanation. The course will also explore the general picture of reality that emerges from modern science.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24140 LE01 80 29 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24368 WR02 50 18 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
24370 WR03 30 11 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class